Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Problem Based Investigation (Day 1 of 2): Finding a Strategy for Group Research - Section 2: To Live Check In Discussion


It was really good to take a step back to have some book discussion today sans history. As a part of this final unit, I offered to teach both China and the novel and feel like my split purpose has made my instruction on both topics pretty mediocre. Taking some dedicated time to focus my energy on making sure the kids have a better understanding of the novel made all of us feel better. 

Students had really great conversation about what has been happening so far in the novel and I have a much better sense of who is reading and not getting it vs. who is not reading at all, which will help me to put better interventions into place in the coming weeks. 

I forget sometimes that the best methods of instruction are not very flashy, but just ask students to use the text to discuss the text. Today's success was a good reminder and I hope that their quiz scores next week will reflect this. 

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Problem Based Investigation (Day 1 of 2): Finding a Strategy for Group Research

Unit 17: Literary Texts: Analyzing Modern Conflict
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively towards setting rules and goals for group work by strategically planning for their group research projects.

Big Idea: Today will be a day of discussions: discussions about To Live and discussions about how best to accomplish a collaborative task.

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